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How to Crochet the Star Stitch

How to Crochet the Star Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the star stitch. This stitch creates a thick fabric with very little drape. The start stitch would be great for more structured items like coats, baskets, purses and hats

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Imperial Yarn Erin Denim Dusk

Imperial Yarn Erin: Worsted 3-Ply

One of Imperial Stock Ranch’s newest offerings, Erin is a terrific all-around medium worsted weight yarn. It is especially nice for color work and textured stitch patterns. Available in eight colors as well as Natural and is a great choice for hand dye projects.


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Skill: Beginner
Single Crochet – Sc
Chain – Ch
Half Double Crochet – Hdc

Foundation Chain:
Multiples of 2 + 1

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    Pick up a loop in 2nd ch and in each of next 4 ch (6 loops on hook), yo and through all loops on hook, ch 1 (this forms eye of star), *pick up a loop in the eye of last star, pick up a loop through the back of last loop of previous star, pick up a loop through same ch as last loop of previous star, pick up a loop in each of next 2 ch (6 loops on hook), yo and through all 6 loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with 1 hdc in last ch (same ch as last loop of last star st), turn.

  2. Row 2

    Ch 1, 1 sc in hdc, 1 sc in eye of next star st, 2 sc in eye of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn.

  3. Row 3

    Ch 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, then pick up a loop in the back strand of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, yo and through all 6 loops, ch 1, *pick up a loop in eye of last star, pick up loop in back of last loop of star, pick up loop in same sc as last loop of star, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sc, yo and through all 6 loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with hdc in last sc (same sc as last loop of last star st).

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Star Stitch

Example of the Star Stitch (Click for Larger)


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Comments

  1. Ness

    February 7, 2013

    I LOVE this stitch a lot, I recently used it to do the yoke on a 1905 cape pattern.

  2. Liza

    April 25, 2013

    I just used this stitch in a skirt and it is lovely, very delicate… but I would like to comment that it is not reversible, unless I get it wrong!

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